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Apartment fire reported in Thomasville

THOMASVILLE, N.C. — Some families lost their homes after an apartment fire Sunday in Thomasville.

Officials said three fire departments were called to the scene around 2:30 p.m. along the 300 block of James Avenue. The apartments were run by the Thomasville Housing Authority.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation. Authorities released no other information.

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Two charged with assault in Lexington

DAVIDSON COUNTY, N.C. — Two men were arrested this week in connection with an attack on a Lexington man. 

Deputies said they responded to reports of a shooting at 1063 Old Highway 109 in Lexington on June 26 to find that the victim had been attacked, but not shot. 

The victim, who was not identified, had a broken nose and suffered injuries to his lower extremities and torso, deputies said. 

Deputies said there were three attackers.  The victim identified two of the suspects as James Thomas Bailey, 38, and Freddy David Bailey, 60, both of Troy. 

Warrants were obtained for the two suspects on June 29.  They were both arrested by authorities in Randolph County on Monday. 

The suspects were transferred to the Davidson County Jail on Tuesday.

Thomasville man pawned stolen tools, deputies say

DAVIDSON COUNTY, N.C. — A Thomasville man was arrested Thursday after deputies said he sold stolen tools and lawn equipment to local pawn shops. 

Richard Dean Williams, 34, of 2221 Upper Lake Road, is accused of stealing tool sets and lawn equipment from a home on the same road where he lives on June 15. 

Deputies with the Davidson County Sheriff’s Office said Williams sold the stolen property to various pawn shops in Lexington, High Point and Greensboro.  Deputies said they recovered the stolen property throughout the course of the investigation before they arrested Williams. 

Williams is charged with one count of felony larceny, one count of misdemeanor larceny, and two counts of obtaining property by false pretenses. 

The suspect was jailed in Davidson County under a $1,500 secured bond.  He has an initial court hearing set for July 19. 

Officials: No injuries in Lexington house fire

LEXINGTON, N.C. — Officials said a family was forced out of their home after a fire early Friday morning in Lexington.

Authorities said crews were called to a house fire on Cornerstone Road off Wright Road around 1 a.m.

Officials said no injuries were reported, but the home appears to be a total loss.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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Thomasville men caught trying to steal copper, deputies say

DAVIDSON COUNTY, N.C. — Two Thomasville men were arrested after deputies said they caught them stealing copper from a vacant home on Wednesday. 

According to a news release from the Davidson County Sheriff’s Office, deputies responded to a vacant home at 148 Gobel Road Extension after receiving a report of a possible break-in. 

Upon arrival, deputies found Daniel Ray Fowler, 21, and Eugene Albert Brewer, 36, attempting to remove copper wiring inside the home.

Both suspects were arrested and charged with breaking and entering, attempted larceny and damage to real property.  Fowler was also charged with resisting an officer. 

The suspects each have a court date set for July 27. 

Red Cross urges Davidson Co. residents to donate blood

DAVIDSON CO., N.C. -- American Red Cross officials are urging Davidson County residents to donate blood in what is being called a "national emergency."

The Lexington Dispatch reported that the Red Cross is about 50,000 donations short of where supplies should be nationwide.

"This is worse than anything we have seen in quite some time," said Kara Lusk Dudley, communications manager for the Carolinas Blood Services region, according to the Dispatch. "This is a nationwide emergency shortage. It's affecting the entire country."

Fantastic Fourth of July Festival

July 4, 2012:  Fantastic Fourth of July Festival
6pm-9:30pm, Finch Park, 15 Paul Beck Road, Lexington

Sponsored by the City of Lexington.  Music, rides, inflatables and amusements for children and kids of all ages.  A great FREE family event.  Between 9 & 9:30 fireworks will begin!  For more information call
336-248-3960 or visit www.LexingtonNC.net.